COVID-19 College Updates

13 March 2020


The status of COVID-19, (novel (new) coronavirus) has evolved over the past several weeks. The virus has spread both globally and within the United States. Please understand this is a very fluid situation with changes daily and sometimes hourly. Because of this changing situation, it is imperative that students check their Trinity College email account frequently.

  1. Classes and clinicals will be cancelled for all students on Monday 16 March 2020 and Tuesday 17 March 2020.
  2. If you have recently travelled to a region outside of the United States that is defined by the CDC as a “high risk” region you will be required to self-quarantine for a two-week period.
  3. Students will complete scheduled clinical assignments. However, students will not be allowed to care for patients placed in isolation due to COVID-19. The only isolation patients to which students will be allowed to provide direct patient are those in contact isolation. This measure is being implemented to conserve personal protective equipment.
  4. At this time, face-to-face courses will be held as scheduled beginning 18 March 2020. The College is prepared to move to an online platform for face-to-face course delivery should this measure be warranted.
  5. Do not come to the College if you are sick. Students with a fever or cough should remain at home and contact their course faculty in compliance with defined course policies.
  6. If you believe you are exhibiting the symptoms of COVID-19/the coronavirus, contact your primary care provider by phone for guidance. If you do not have a primary care provider, contact Moline Express Care at 309/779-7050 or Bettendorf Express Care at 563/742-4350.
  7. The College will be suspending all non-essential College-related travel until further notice.

Please remember to wash your hands frequently and remain at home if you are ill. Because COVID-19 is an evolving public health situation, it is important that students check their Trinity College email frequently. This is how updates will be provided to students, faculty, and staff.